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Hotel Fuerte Marbella
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Just back from a weekend at the El fuerte Marbella. What a find. In a perfect location on the beach and just a 5 minute walk to the beautiful old town. Breakfast fantastic as where the staff in all areas of the hotel We will be back

Room Tip: We where in a classic room with just a side view of the sea which was enough for us as we weren't in the room much but it was spotlessly clean with a good shower and plenty of hot water , hairdryer was good as far as hotel hairdryers go. Iron on request.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Thank you very much for staying with us for a fantastic weekend and for your review.

We are so happy you discovered us! . We all look forward to welcoming you soon again.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Just returned from a weeks stay & was a perfect base to explore Marbella. The hotel is a good 4* standard with modern rooms which are cleaned daily. The breakfast buffet was excellent & catered for every taste. The hotel grounds & pools were also to a high standard and very well maintained. The private beach was a slight let down as the shore line was full of rocks & pebbles which were hard under bare foot. Also we were very surprised that we had to pay 7 euros per sun lounger per day on the beach. Please note that if your booking a standard room they dont all come with balconies, ours didnt but we were soon upgraded once we asked at the reception. All in all we had a very nice break at this hotel.

Room Tip: If you would like a balcony ask for one when booking.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chris B
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Thank you very much for choosing us for your week stay and for your review.

We are happy to know you rate our hotel as a perfect base to explore Marbella, our breakfast as excellent, and our grounds and pools of high standard and well maintained.

Regarding the beach, as you mention, it is recommended to wear some type of rubber shoes as it can be a bit rocky depending on tides.

Regarding sunbeds, we offer them for free in our pools and terraces, where all our guests can enjoy, however on the beach, there are a limited number of sun beds. Therefore we charge 7€/lounger with umbrella (same rate for the last 5 years).

Regarding standard rooms, the ones in our Levante building have no terrace but give onto the garden/entrance/parking of the hotel. The ones in our Poniente building have a small terrace and look onto a side street and the next door building.

We look forward to welcoming you for another nice break.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Great location on beach but close to the old town. Two pools, one more suited to families and the other with lanes for adults. Excellent breakfast, and very good, reasonably priced food at lunch, etc. Rooms were slightly dated but still comfortable and pleasant. Very good gym included

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Thank you very much for your stay and your review.

We are glad to know you found our location great, our breakfast excellent, food at lunch reasonably priced, rooms comfortable and pleasant, and free use of the gym (Club Fuerte Sport) very good.

The team & I look forward to welcoming you soon again.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

I stayed midJuly 2014; it was the last leg of a 12 day trip from Madrid to Granada to Gibraltar and then Marbella. $7euro and 10 minute ride to Marbella bus depot and $6.50euro and 45 minute bus ride to Malaga airport from there; The hotel grounds were beautiful and lush, nicely laid out; the 2 pools were very nice, plenty of lounge chairs available in the pool and also on the beach; this is definitely beach front but it's also very central and convenient to the old town, shopping, restaurants and water activities; breakfast buffet was great and lots to choose from; champagne, churros, crepes, omelets, fruit, bread, etc; I didn't eat dinner at the hotel as I wanted to experience other restaurants; the bar was great and there was plenty of comfortable and plush indoor and outdoor seating to have tapas or drinks and take to poolside; also convenient to add to room tab but be mindful as it easily adds up :-)!
I absolutely loved the hotel but it was pricey so unfortunately was only able to stay 3 nights which was a bummer; The free wi-fi worked well in room and throughout the hotel grounds. I didn't stay at the Fuerte Myramar down the street but the Fuerte Marbella looks much better than its sister hotel so I'm glad I splurged on the stay; staff was mostly pleasant and spoke english.
Beach: beautiful and clean but be warned that it is very rocky so it hurts your feet; I went in but didn't stay too long as I kept stubbing my feet on the rocks and wasn't comfortable.
For the solo girls: definitely a must! it is safe and centrally located and very easy to relax and get lost in the leisure!

Room Tip: I stayed in 106; the room was small but it was very nicely decorated and the bed was extremely comfortable; I would say ask for a real double bed (not twin beds put together which are not comfortable).
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thanks for your stay with us and for your feedback which other travelers will find very useful.
We are glad to know you liked our location and loved the hotel. Next time you visit us, give our main restaurant a try as it’s really value for money (buffet with show cooking from 23 to 28€/head depending on the season). We also have our Beach Club Restaurant Grill open 10 month in the year for lunch, and in jul/august open Wed through Sun for dinner right on the beach front, serving the typical fish “on skewer” (espeto).
The team & I look forward to welcoming you and your friends and families.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel has a perfect location to the beach and old town. From the moment we entered the hotel we were greeted by a friendly staff.

We had lunch twice on the terrace with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. The menu is a bit limited on food selections, but what we did order was tasty.

I also booked a spa treatment. The main spa is located at their sister hotel, Hotel Fuerte Miramar. They were able to do massages at Fuerte Marbella, but if you want to experience the entire spa amenities you have to walk to the other hotel.

We had a standard room and it was spacious as well as super clean. Overall our experience at this hotel was positive one.

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Amy A
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thanks for your stay with us and for your feedback.
We are glad to read our location was perfect for you, on the beach and near the Marbella old town, and that you enjoyed the meal out on the bar terrace and the Spa at our sister hotel Fuerte Miramar, 300 meters away. Regarding your accommodation, standard rooms have no sea view and at times can be a bit noisy, being that we are in the center of Marbella. Side sea view rooms and front sea view rooms have a higher price but they are really quiet and have lovely views.
We all look forward to your next visit.

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